Mr Parmar was elected four times, Mr Kumar - three times, Mr Singh - five times, and Mr Dhumal two times.
After the BJP swept the recently-concluded state election and suffered a shock loss in Prem Kumar Dhumal's defeat, the race for chief ministership opened up.
The 14th chief minister will be sworn in on December 27 at a star-studded ceremony to be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah, among others.
According to the reports, discussion on Thakur's selection was held between the party's central observers Nirmala Sitharaman and Narendra Singh Tomar, BJP core group members, and RSS functionaries.
Mr Thakur comes from the Mandi region, which till today has never had any saffron party chief minister in the state. Since Jai Ram is only 52 years old, he will be able to lead BJP in the state for long.
Thakur had lobbied hard for the chief minister's post and it is said that as it appeared that Dhumal may not win, he headed straight to Delhi to stake his claim.
This will be the third time Himachal Pradesh will see a swearing-in at the Ridge. Apart from that, he has served as Vice President of Himachal Pradesh in 2003- 2005 and later he was President of the state in 2006 to 2009.
Now, Dhumal will vie for place for his loyalists in Thakur's cabinet.
During the meeting, Mr Thakur's name was proposed by two-time chief minister Mr Dhumal and seconded by Mr Nadda and another two-time chief minister Shanta Kumar. He did his postgraduation in English from Panjab University in Chandigarh and made a decision to join politics when he was in his 20s.
He contested the assembly election again in 1998 from Seraj and since then has won all five assembly elections back-to-back, that too with huge margins. Apparently, Shah had also promised during an election meeting that Thakur would be given an important role in state politics once the BJP would come to power. He is married to Dr Sadhna Thakur and has two daughters.
In this election, the BJP put up a stellar show in Mandi, winning 9 of the district's 10 seats.
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